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Leaders – Take Time to Stand and Stare

Leaders – Take Time to Stand and Stare

You may not be familiar with W H Davies poem Leisure. You will however recognise its opening lines – “What is this life if full of care, we have no time to stand and stare”. The poem later begins some lines with “No time to see…”. Looking back at these weeks of...

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Ever tried coaching with your children?

Ever tried coaching with your children?

I have trained hundreds of people in organisations to coach their reports and peers. Often when supervising candidates they share that they tried it out on their kids. To their surprise (but not mine!) they shared how well it went. Coaching is a powerful tool for all...

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Just a coaching side salad?

Just a coaching side salad?

Coaching is still just a ‘side salad’ in many organisations. But is doesn’t have to be. Going thought to where coaching can impact enables its establishment.

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Enabling your managers to become leaders

Enabling your managers to become leaders

So you have a set of good managers, but how do you get them to become leaders? As a senior leader you have a key role in nurturing them, helping them to become leaders of people and organisations. But how do you get them to make that transition? Here are some idea...

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Effective leadership and not having enough time

Effective leadership and not having enough time

How often do you hear from your first line and middle leaders ‘I don’t have enough time’ as a response to questions about delivery or people activities? It is the most common response I get when exploring and challenging people's thinking around effective leadership....

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8 questions to ask your prospective Executive Coach

8 questions to ask your prospective Executive Coach

So you need some support to make some improvements in how you work as a people leader in your business? Executive Coaching is a powerful approach leading to changes in leadership behaviours and performance. Picking the 'right' coach is important. Here are some...

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